Mayo Clinic, UNF to Host 12th annual ‘Upbeat Pink’ concert


Mayo Clinic and the University of North Florida (UNF) will mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by hosting the 12th annual “Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship” concert Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of North Florida.

The theme for this year’s program, “Superheroes,” showcases the UNF Wind Symphony, which will be conducted by Gordon Brock. Music from such movies as “Wonder Woman,” “Superman,” “Batman,” “Spiderman,” “Star Wars” and others will be featured in the performance.

Guest speakers will include Shelly Brock, a nurse practitioner in the Breast Clinic at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus; and Jennifer Case, a breast cancer survivor.

The Upbeat Pink musical tribute is a prelude to the 10th annual 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, scheduled for Feb. 12, 2017 in Jacksonville Beach. The marathon is the first devoted exclusively to raising funds for breast cancer research. Once again, the Donna Foundation will donate most of the proceeds from the marathon to Mayo Clinic for breast cancer research. The 2016 event attracted more than 10,000 runners from around the world.The Upbeat Pink concert is free and open to the public. The concert will take place in Lazzara Performance Hall, UNF Fine Arts Building on UNF’s campus.

For more information about the Upbeat Pink concert, call the Breast Clinic in Florida at (904) 953-0707 or visit the Breast Clinic’s Facebook events page.